Reetu Verma is a policy analyst at The Hilltop Institute. She focuses on qualitative and quantitative analysis of health and health services related to the treatment and prevention of various illnesses, particularly behavioral health disorders. Her work involves the creation and analysis of large administrative data sets, as well as the collection and summary of primary and secondary source information regarding health services policies, procedures, and utilization.
Ms. Verma joined Hilltop with experience at Johns Hopkins University, where she performed statistical analyses of public health departments’ expenditure and incidence data for mumps, pertussis, and rubella. This involved designing the study, procuring the data, writing the code for statistical analysis in STATA, and serving as primary author for the research paper that was published in Health Services Research. Prior to that, Ms. Verma was a graduate research assistant at the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins and worked on a study about vaccine economics in the United States. She was also an assistant manager for IT and medical administration at Medanta, a multi-specialty hospital in Gurgaon, India. There, she was involved in implementing an Electronic Hospital Information System (EHIS), which involved configuring three modules of the EHIS; conducting a business analysis; preparing training materials; and conducting and monitoring training for EHIS users.
Ms. Verma earned an MPH from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, a post-graduate diploma in health and hospital management from IHMR (now IIHMR) University (India), and a bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) from Panjab University (India).